Here is a glimpse at what is happening in our lives, the garden more specifically. It takes a good chunk of time!
I spend many mornings picking tomatoes. Morning is the only time that is remotely tolerable and even them I’m covered in sweat after a short while. Sometimes the boys will help, other times not so much!
It may be difficult to see in some of the photos since it is pure tomato madness, but many of the plants have fallen over. They just refuse to be staked up, we need a telephone pole to hold them! Since I’m the only person that really eats tomatoes around here I give many away or roast them. When I have two sheet pans full I roast them with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Then they go for a ride in the blender and poured in a quart jar and frozen. So much easier than canning in this heat!
This is our first year trying to grow eggplant. Not sure how this little guy is going to do….
It is also our first year with okra. Maybe I’ll get enough to fill an entire jar to pickle!
We also have one lonely pumpkin. Somehow nothing else grew on the vine. I recently planted more so fingers crossed I can roast pumpkin this fall!
Going along with a squash theme we have some yellow squash growing now too. The zucchini are just about done and now it’s time for yellow. I actually still have several zucchini in the fridge I need to use soon should the time present itself.
Here is my new dining room table centerpiece, a platter of spaghetti squash and butternut squash. I am running out of places to put all the produce! The butternut squash vine died so one of them is pretty darn little.
The garden is also starting to produce some peppers. The sweet peppers didn’t fair too well but the hotter peppers are coming along.
And finally the watermelon. The boys are anxiously awaiting these. I think we could easily eat one in less time than it takes to cut it!
Do you have a garden? What’s growing now where you live? We had several things that didn’t make it at all this year. Too hot? Who knows! It’s always a mystery as to what is successful. We need to try more things in the fall though. Usually I’m worn out after the summer and we don’t plant much then.